Welcome to the New May/June Product Blog Hop

You are are in for a treat today, my friend.  Each of our talented creators will be sharing a projects they have made using products from our NEW May/June Catalog. 94143656_10157392409557686_2316330434587262976_o The products in this catalog are simply stunning, so make sure you have a notepad ready to make a wish-list.  If you have come here from Becca Whitham’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading about my Country Mason Jar Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participants on Melinda’s Blog

Like I said, the products in this catalog are extraordinary.  I had such a difficult time choosing what I wanted to use today because there are so many things I want to show you.  I realized that I have two months to share it all, so I am just going to show you two favorites that I used on my Country Mason Jar card. 

Yes, just two.  If you head on over to my website and view the catalog, you will realize why this was such a difficult decision.  As you hop through the other blogs, I know that you are going to see a bunch of other products, so make sure you have a pen & paper ready and start making your list.  


Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp & Thin Cuts

Who doesn’t love mason jars?!  My house is full of random mason jar finds, including a dog watering dish which is shaped like an extra large canning jar.  Our new Mason Jar Bouquet can be purchased with or without the Thin Cut dies, and are designed to create some beautiful little summer bouquets. 

There is a little tag you can use to add a sentiment.  I chose to use a strand from our White Burlap Ribbon on my jar and stamp the sentiment on a vellum circle. One of my favorite things about this Mason Jar Bouquet set, is that the die has a little slit in the top, so I can slide my flowers right in and make it look like they are truly sitting in the jar. 

Mix-Ins Paper Packet

Every season, it is the Mix-Ins paper that I stock up on.  I enjoy the delicate patterns and how well they pair with the current seasons papers.  The paper pack in the May/June catalog is just as remarkable as in seasons past.  

Checks, polka-dots, and flowers – perfect for summertime creations.  These Mix-Ins papers are going to look  beautiful on anything you create.  If you plan on stocking up on these, make sure to also grab a few packs of Coordinating cardstock


There you have it. Two of my new favorites from the May/June Catalog. These are not my ONLY favorites. I actually have quite a few more that I plan to show you in the coming weeks. You really need to head on over to my website and take a look at all of the fantastic finds this season. 

I hope that you enjoyed today’s Country Mason Jar project and were inspired to make a card of your own.  Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Remember, the products in the May/June catalog collection are only available, while supplies last, until June 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the “What’s New” tab of my website to see all that is available this season. Don’t forget – you get a free catalog with your first order!

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Creating St. Patrick’s Day Decor

For the H2H Color Challenge

Welcome to our first March Heart2Heart challenge.  This week, we are teaming up with Double Trouble and challenging you to play with the color green. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to create a St. Patrick’s Day themed design like I did, but you do need to use the color green and link your project to the Heart2Heart blog before March 31st. 

Saint Patrick’s Day🍀 is one of my favorite holidays, so when I saw that our Design Team was tasked with using the color green, I decided that I wanted to create something for this challenge to share my love of the holiday and use up my crafting stash before I dove into my NEW Catalog products.  Today, I want to share with you how I used a few of my leftover holiday products to create this adorable Friendship Clover for my home. 

Like many of you, I often over order products thinking that I will use them, only to realize that I now have a pile of extra items in my craft space collecting dust.  This past year, I promised myself to reduce the excess and start using up what I have, and I was able to do just that with some Christmas Mix-Ins paper and a Be Mine Banner kit

I started by cutting out each of the hearts from the green plaid Christmas Mix-Ins paper. There are two ways to do this. If you purchased the banner and own a cutting making, like a Cricut, you can upload the SVG image and cut out the heart image that came with the Be Mine banner kit. (If you do not know how to do this, you can view my video)

If you do not own a cutting machine, you can simply trace the wood hearts onto the back of the paper and cut out the hearts by hand.  Once I had all the images cut, I adhered them to the hearts using ModPodge.  The center heart was cut from our new Mix-In paper, and a smaller heart was stamped and adhered to the center.

Once the project was complete, I placed the clover onto a wood and metal sign and hung it up in my home. 

I hope that this project has inspired you to try something new and join us for another Heart2Heart Challenge.  Remember, you do not have to create a Saint Patrick’s Day project, but you do need to use the color green and link your project before March 31st.  

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

A Christmas Tag with Fall Leaves

Today, I am using up a few of my fall crafting supplies to create a Christmas Tag for the TGIF Project Challenge. The theme this week is “Tag You”re It” and I couldn’t resist adding my little project to the challenge.  It may seem odd to use “fall” papers and dies for the holidays, but this little tag wouldn’t be what is is without them. MissCarriesCreations-GoldLeafChristmasTag.jpg

This is a super simple project for you to make. Below, you will find some step-by-step instructions accompanied by a process video showing you how to create some Gold Leaf Christmas Tags of your own.

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You will begin by cutting out a Charcoal paper Tag Shape, a Gold Foil Leaf, and a Candy Apple Circle.  (If you were lucky enough to get some of the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts last year, you can use the large 4″ stitched tag, like I did. If you don’t have this die, you can use another one you might own or cut a tag in Design Space™.)   After cutting all of your pieces, you will need to heat emboss the “December 25th” sentiment.

Stamp the image using White Daisy Pigment Ink, sprinkle the image with White Embossing Powder, and heat with a heat tool.

I used my fingers to fold up each one of the leaves slightly, then attached the gold foil leaves to the tag with Liquid Glass.

Layer the Candy Apple circle with the sentiment onto the corner of the tag using a foam dot for dimension. I love how that Candy Apple pops off the Charcoal paper.  Add some Gold Gems and a Bow for embellishment and the tag is complete.misscarriescreations-goldleafchristmastagdetail.jpg

Like I said, this was a very simple project to make and can be altered using any paper or cardstock of your choice. If you would like to watch me create this tag, you can view the process video below.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you were inspired by today’s creation and learned something new. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Whimsical Holiday (CC101911)
Whimsical Holiday Stamp Set

Z3523
Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

X9007
Mix Ins Paper Packet

X6038
12 x 12 Candy Apple Cardstock

Z3365
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z2068
White Embossing Powder

Z4220
Anti Static Pouch

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z3550
Striped Ribbon Bows

Z3312
Gold Glitter Gems

B073W19WGX
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Basic Tool Set, Gray
Basic Tool Set (Tweezers)